GAINESVILLE, Va., March 3, 2022 – The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation’s (SPEC) Graphics Performance Characterization (SPECgpc) Committee today released a Linux Edition of its SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 performance benchmark, the worldwide standard for measuring graphics performance based on professional applications.
Reflecting Real-World Performance
The SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 Linux Edition benchmark enables hardware and software vendors and consumers to measure the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL application programming interface. Unlike most application performance benchmarks, the SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark utilizes workloads, called viewsets, that represent the real-world graphics content and behavior of professional applications, eliminating the need to install the applications themselves.
The viewsets in the SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 Linux Edition benchmark represent the following applications: Maya for media and entertainment, Catia, Creo, NX and Solidworks for CAD/CAM. The benchmark also includes two viewsets representing professional energy and medical applications.
Major updates from the previous SPECviewperf 13 Linux Edition include:
“The SPECviewperf 2020 benchmark has become the worldwide standard for evaluating professional graphics performance because it reflects real-world experiences of the users of leading 3D applications without actually having to install those apps – which is a huge productivity and cost benefit for users and their companies,” said Ross Cunniff, Chair of the SPECgpc Committee. “Bringing the SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 benchmark to Linux increases the number of vendors and businesses that can benefit from the benchmark, and the updated viewsets and models better reflect modern OpenGL use cases.”
Available for Immediate Download
The SPECviewperf 2020 v3.0 Linux Edition benchmark is available as a free download to everyone except vendors of computers and related products and services that are not members of the SPEC Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (SPEC/GWPG). Non-member computer product and service vendors can purchase the benchmark for $2,500. SPEC/GWPG members include AMD, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Intel, Lenovo, NVIDIA and VeriSilicon.
SPEC is a non-profit organization that establishes, maintains and endorses standardized benchmarks and tools to evaluate performance for the newest generation of computing systems. Its membership comprises more than 120 leading computer hardware and software vendors, educational institutions, research organizations, and government agencies worldwide.
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